Famagusta, a port city in Cyprus, is one of the must-see places when visiting Cyprus. The only deep water port on the island is located here. Famous for its beaches with golden sand, this city is the focus of tourists thanks to its clear sea. The presence of the eastern Mediterranean University brings vitality to the city both economically and socially.
Attractions In Famagusta
You can experience a full holiday in this city, which has both historical richness and natural beauty. In fact, you'll never want to leave here when your vacation is over.
Ancient City Of Salamis
The ancient city of Salamis, founded in the Bronze Age, is located 11 km from Famagusta. The ruins found in the ancient city date back to the 11th century BC. This place, which is one of the places you should visit when you come to Famagusta, takes you back to the ancient times with its historical texture.
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque-Saint Nicholas Cathedral
Saint Nicholas Cathedral, built between 1298 and 1312, was converted into a mosque in 1571 and named Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque. This building with gothic embroidery is one of the most touristic places in the city.
St. Barnaras Manat
St. Barnabas Monastery, named after St. Barnabas, who was killed as a result of efforts to spread Christianity, was built in 477. The monastery has a church, a courtyard and rooms on three sides of the courtyard where the priests previously lived.
In the courtyard of the Othella Castle, built by the Lusines in the 14th century, there are cannons and cannonballs, some of which belong to the Ottomans and some to the Spanish. This place where many cultural events are held; hosts arts, culture and tourism festivals.
Namık Kemal Dungeon and Museum
When you come to Famagusta, you can visit Namık Kemal Dungeon and Museum. More information about the life of Turkish writer and poet Namık Kemal, who was sent to the dungeon in
Famagusta, can be found in this museum.
Other Places to Visit
You can visit the Grand Varosha, which has mystical and nostalgic traces. You can go here in 10 minutes by car from the center.
You can visit the Venetian Palace located in the west of Namık Kemal Square. The palace was built by the Lusignans in the 13th century.
You can visit Famagusta Port, which is the subject of songs, and visit the Tomb of Kutup Osman. In addition to Famagusta walls, there are many historical buildings and artifacts to see in the city, such as historical castles and churches.
The cuisine of Northern Cyprus, which has been under the influence of many cultures and civilizations throughout history, mostly has traces of Turkish and Greek cuisines. Pilavuna, peach kebab, molehiya dish, kolakas dish, halloumi cheese fries are the famous flavors of Cypriot cuisine.
Cyprus Famagusta nightlife is very colorful. Entertainment venues are usually located on Salamis Street.